Find the cheapest flight to Beijing

Beijing Capital International Airport (airport code PEK) is the main international airport in China’s capital city and the busiest airport in China as well. The airport lies about 20 km outside the downtown area of Beijing and is the main hub for Air China, Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines. Opened in 1958, it was the first airport in the People’s Republic of China.

The Beijing airport’s website only lists the contact information for Chinese airlines (you can see the list here), but for a better idea of all the airlines which serve the airport you can see this page (which may not be updated regularly). To track flights, you will need to select one of the tabs on this page depending on whether the flight is arriving or departing and whether it is domestic or international. You will find terminal guides and instructions for arriving and departing passengers here (tabs on top of the page). There is a left luggage service at the Beijing airport – they are located in several places around the airport, so ask at a visitor information desk for the location of the one closest to you. Shopping and dining information can be found here. Ground transportation options include taxis and airport buses. There is not currently a train or subway serving the airport, but there is a subway line under construction and the hope is that it will be ready in time for the 2008 Olympics.

Be sure to check these deals on international airfare to Beijing, and then read through our Beijing Travel Guide to learn about what to do and where to stay once you get there.

More Information on Beijing

Beijing is the capital city of the People’s Republic of China and although it is large, it is relatively easy to get your bearings due to its regular layout. The city has served as the capital of the country at various points in China’s history, and so has plenty of historically important attractions in addition to its more modern sights. If you do not mind crowds, pollution and congestion, you will like Beijing. If any of those things bother you, Beijing will probably be frustrating – but if you can spare a few days and look past its faults, it is an interesting city to visit. Beijing has been in a near-constant state of construction since it was announced that the city would host the 2008 Summer Olympics.